LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Limestone County School Board has issued a serious warning to its superintendent – Learn the law and follow it from now on.
The board issued a reprimand to Dr. Tom Sisk at it's meeting on Tuesday night.
The issue stems from Sisk's daughter being hired for a special ed position several weeks ago. Under Alabama law, Sisk should have not interfered in the hiring process and made it clear that he was related to the job candidate. Instead, witnesses say he actually recommended her for the job. At least one board member – Charles Shoulders - told WAFF 48 in June that he didn't know the two were related until after she was hired because Sisk's daughter doesn't share his last name.
Sisk told our news partners at the News Courier that he tried to stay out of the process.
The job has since been vacated and put back up for new applicants.
In the reprimand, the board says "The Superintendent failed to make himself aware of this statute, which resulted in his daughter being hired without following the proper legal procedure.
As a result of this failure, the Board hereby reprimands the Superintendent for failure to follow proper legal procedure and directs the Superintendent to follow proper legal procedures in the future".
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